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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Saturn from the south, with bonus Tethys

Filed under pretty pictures, Tethys, Cassini, amateur image processing, global views, Saturn's moons, many worlds, Saturn, Saturn's rings

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Saturn from the south, with bonus Tethys Cassini viewed Saturn from a position well south of the ring plane on August 19, 2012. Just at the top edge of the image is a little icy moon, Tethys. Pandora is also in the frame but is too small and dim to be visible in this version of the image.

NASA / JPL / SSI / Emily Lakdawalla

Original images: W1724103807_1, W1724103840_1, W1724103873_1. Calibrated with IMG2PNG. Tethys was processed separately from Saturn because of its apparent motion from frame to frame.

Here is Pandora, visible only when the image is greatly stretched:

Pandora barely visible

NASA / JPL / SSI / Emily Lakdawalla

Pandora barely visible
Because Pandora moved in the time separating frames, it appears as a red-green-blue triplet of dots just above the F ring.

Original image data dated on or about August 19, 2012.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla


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